The speedy receiver was named second team all-district after each of his final two seasons. As a senior Taylor had 26 receptions for 341 yards and 5 touchdowns as the Wildcats managed a 4-2 record in district play and a 5-7 record overall, losing in the Class 5A Division II area finals.
Tulane began it's recruitment of Echols very early last season, and was on him hard when no one else was doing anything beyond asking for film. Several schools showed interest but Echols committed to the Green Wave.
After the uncertainty of the change in coaching staffs Echols, like most Green Wave recruits, hung tough. Echols hung on after Bob Toledo took the Tulane reins despite a show of interest from Iowa State.
Echols' high school coach, Darrell Warden, described Taylor's assets as his height, a good work ethic, speed, and a physical-style of play with a taste for hitting.
And Echols does have good speed, having been clocked at 4.47at the Kansas State camp this last summer. And that 40 time is validated by his presence on all of Clear Creek's relay teams this past track season.
Given the number of wide receivers on the Tulane roster, there is no reason to think that either Echols or fellow receiver signee Chandler Davis will see the field this season. But with Echols speed and taste for hitting he could factor into the cover units.
In Taylor Echols the Green Wave seems to have garnered a pretty good prospect in Taylor Echols.